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Supervising Social Worker - Fostering Team - Permanent

Job Type:
Social Work
Children and Families Services, Looked After Children, Fostering
Social Worker, Senior Social Worker
£32,548 to £43,684 per annum
Job Ref:

Supervising Social Worker - Fostering Team - Permanent - Haringey - £32,548 - £43,684p/a

Closing Date: Sunday 28th April 2019

Haringey Council, with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19 year olds, is in need of a supervising social worker to join their fostering team.

Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work there strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure outstanding outcomes for children and young people.

The fostering service is committed to proving high quality care to looked after children and young people and, in doing so, raising the profile of fostering to ensure all looked after children and young people have positive experiences whilst living away from their birth families. The service is responsible for the recruitment, assessment, training and support of all internally approved foster carers providing care to any looked after child or young person, including those who are ‘Connected Persons’.

Benefits in this role:

  • Flexible working 
  • Flexible retirement
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Generous annual leave
  • Learning and development courses at work, including workshops and courses

As a Supervising Social Worker in this Team, you will need to be committed to:

  • Ensuring that the service exceeds the requirements of the Fostering Services Regulations, National Minimum Standards and best practice
  • Engaging and empowering all children and young people to have a more effective voice in making decisions about their own care and planning service developments
  • Ensuring that children unable to return to their birth family have agreed permanency plans which give them appropriate legal security and are progressed on a timescale that is right for the child
  • Developing the use of Special Guardianship and rationalising the delivery of Long Term Fostering
  • Supporting IROs to review Care Plans at every Looked After Child Review and make certain the plan for permanence is addressed
  • Making sure that every child and young person is provided with information about the services to be provided and the independent support systems, through the Haringey’s Children’s Guide
  • Providing foster carers with supervision & support and learning & development opportunities which will enable them to promote positive outcomes in all areas of children and young people’s lives
  • Promoting Haringey’s priorities for children and young people – as detailed in the Children and Young People’s Plan with a particular emphasis on promoting outcomes for children in care

You must be:

  • A qualified Social Worker
  • HCPC registered and eligible to work in the UK
  • Experienced in working directly with children and young people and their families
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in using a range of IT applications

For further information please email

Contact Details:
Tel: 02070466215
Contact: Nina Brun

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